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Rider admins weigh in on New Year’s resolutions

Rider admins weigh in on New Year’s resolutions

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

January 15, 2020

Each new year, people around the world take the opportunity to make resolutions, setting a goal for what they hope to accomplish. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the highs and lows of the past year and also to reach for personal growth in the coming year.  However, each person interprets New Year’s...

Q/A with Rider girls head soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Q/A with Rider girls head soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

January 13, 2020

The Rider girls soccer team had a good start to the 2020 season winning their first seven games. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Carl Wiersema to talk about keys to the strong start, standout players and soon reaching an impressive coaching milestone as he enters the week with 497 victor...

Feel the beat

Feel the beat

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

During football season, the sound of loud drums tapping in time can be heard from the practice field across the neighborhood. The loud boom of the metronome is overpowering when approaching the turf.  However, there is one person on the field who can’t hear the ticking behind them. Freshman Brando...

Rivalry through the generations

Rivalry through the generations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Rider-Old High week has come and gone once more, along with its standing traditions. The cowboy hats that flood the halls for the Roundup assembly, the eery jingling of bells on Mum Day. But only a handful of people know how these traditions were created or how they have evolved through the decades. ...

Rider/Old High Week Behind the Scenes

Rider/Old High Week Behind the Scenes

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

November 7, 2019

With Rider/Old High week almost over, have you ever thought about everything that goes on behind the scenes?  All the planning and the hours students and staff spend to make this week happen?  The class officers know the answers to these questions and many more, especially after all four of their classes have spen...

How to survive Rider-Old High week

How to survive Rider-Old High week

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

There’s something in the air during the first week of November. Perhaps it’s the excessive glitter used in the countless posters plastered on the hallways, or maybe it’s the 100-degree weather taking a sharp turn to below zero? Either way, early November is something everyone should be excited for,...

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

With basketball season about to start, The Rider Chronicle sat down with head girls basketball coach Kendall Webb to ask a few questions about him entering his promising third year. The Lady Raiders have a Saturday scrimmage and begins the regular season on Nov. 9. Q: How long have you been coachi...

10 Unknown Things About the Library

10 Unknown Things About the Library

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 23, 2019

Although the library is in the middle of the school, some features of Rider’s library remain unknown to the students and the staff.  Here’s a list of 10 great things about the library you may not have known about.  3D printer  One of the newest things to the library this year is a 3D printer t...

A Handmade Touch

A Handmade Touch

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

Senior Aribah Tahir once only practiced henna, a paste used to make temporary tattoos, on her own hands. But then the Rider senior expanded into drawing the Middle Eastern body art onto interested students, carefully personalizing each pattern.  What began as a hobby five years ago has turned int...

A Peek Behind the Curtain

A Peek Behind the Curtain

Sandra Le, Reporter

October 3, 2019

After four years of performing in Rider’s lip sync, senior Carson Hollingsworth understands that each year is different.  Directors such as Hollingsworth and senior Jay Phillips have spent countless hours after school planning and choreographing their own different songs. This year, Hollingsworth...

Reaching for new heights

Reaching for new heights

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 1, 2019

It’s easy to see junior Jill Leslie step onto the volleyball court. As the tallest girl on the team standing 6-foot-3, it’s no surprise she’s a ferocious blocker at the net.  But what you don’t see is the dramatic change in Leslie’s life. Her father, Justin Leslie, became the head men’s...

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